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Old 05-19-2007, 06:33 AM   #46
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I don't really mind it is a "dirty win", he win the match is OK.
Roger now need a champion to give him confidence.
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Old 05-19-2007, 08:52 AM   #47
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It doesn't take a genius to figure out that last year was the peak performance and it can not be repeated by anyone, including the man himself. My 3 roubles.
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Old 05-19-2007, 12:45 PM   #48
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It doesn't take a genius to figure out that last year was the peak performance and it can not be repeated by anyone, including the man himself. My 3 roubles.
Roubles, those were the days
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Old 05-20-2007, 03:16 PM   #49
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Anyone else think that losing all those matches last couple months, firing Tony, it put him into crisis mode and has made him really focus on just tennis and pull of the great win today?
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Old 05-20-2007, 04:32 PM   #50
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Anyone else think that losing all those matches last couple months, firing Tony, it put him into crisis mode and has made him really focus on just tennis and pull of the great win today?
Firing Tony certainly fired Fed up since he had to prove to himself that he made the right decision.
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Congrat Roger~!!!!
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After the so-called "slump" during the early part of the year and his surprising seperation from Tony Roche Roger has now reached the finals of all events he has entered since then:

Winner in Hamburg
Finalist of French Open
Winner of Wimbledon
Finalist in Montreal
Winner in Cincinatti
Winner of US US Open

And now the final of Madrid
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After the so-called "slump" during the early part of the year and his surprising seperation from Tony Roche Roger has now reached the finals of all events he has entered since then:

Winner in Hamburg
Finalist of French Open
Winner of Wimbledon
Finalist in Montreal
Winner in Cincinatti
Winner of US US Open

And now the final of Madrid
Yes, isn't it incredible! He surely managed to fool us all in the beginning of 2007...
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Old 10-20-2007, 11:45 PM   #54
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dunno about some people, but i have been impressed with federer's movement so far. He has been very quick and sharp, and he is hitting the ball off both sides the best he ever has in madrid. Serving bombs like he did in wimbledon. He showed glimpses in canada against hewitt but now its all coming together very much like last years indoor season.

I think what has changed is federer's recovery period from match to match. He seems to need more rest to recuperate, and in the long run this is a wise decision. I was expecting federer to slow down but he's still looking extremely athletic and fast to me.

He took a break, but now he's back and he looks really fresh.
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^^ I fully agree.
Apparently Fed knows perfectly well how to prepare himself optimally, get the best out of his scheduling, etc. Even more, he indeed looks better than ever - I remember well people complaining about his tummy not too long ago!

If you take into account his 'temporary blip' () in the beginning of this year, where he indeed seemed to be struggling for a bit - followed by his firing of Tony Roche, one might suggest the one had to do with the other - in hindsight a perfect decision by Rog.

Futhermore, I'd suggest Rogi to keep on playing with a coach at all. He seems to be the one who is best in deciding what is best for him!
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Old 10-21-2007, 05:14 AM   #56
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dunno about some people, but i have been impressed with federer's movement so far. He has been very quick and sharp, and he is hitting the ball off both sides the best he ever has in madrid. Serving bombs like he did in wimbledon. He showed glimpses in canada against hewitt but now its all coming together very much like last years indoor season.

I think what has changed is federer's recovery period from match to match. He seems to need more rest to recuperate, and in the long run this is a wise decision. I was expecting federer to slow down but he's still looking extremely athletic and fast to me.

He took a break, but now he's back and he looks really fresh.
Yes, Madrid is looking really good, maybe the best since AO. Reminds me a lot of last year's beautiful indoor season as well.

I don't mind how long a break he takes during the season as long as when he comes out in action again, he is playing and moving the way he is now which is what I like.
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As far as am concerned, the Madrid final is only a blip. Methinks that 6-1 in the first set did Roger in -- might have been thinking: geez, this is easy.

After getting 3 slams for the third time in his career, he could very well take a vacation for the remainder of the year.
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He could face Nalbandian again already this week! They're scheduled to bump into each other in the semis at Basel!
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He could face Nalbandian again already this week! They're scheduled to bump into each other in the semis at Basel!
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